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Overview

Introduction to North Riverside, Illinois

North Riverside, Illinois, in Cook county, is 1 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center) and 9 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

North Riverside History

North Riverside is a village in Cook County, which was founded on January 15, 1831. The county was formed from Putnam County and was named in honor of Daniel Cook. The history of the village dates back to the Civil War. North Riverside was incorporated in 1923, and the first residents were onion farmers and members of the Riverside Holiness Association. The area was largely comprised of forested land by the banks of the Des Plaines River. Post World War II there was a boom in residential construction in North Riverside. Jobs in the manufacturing industry were available and by 1970 the population of North Riverside peaked.

North Riverside and Nearby Attractions

  • Kohl Children's Museum
  • Skokie Northshore Sculpture Park
  • Merrick Rose Garden
  • Frances Willard House
  • Veteran's Park
  • Oak Ridge Prairie County Park
  • Lincoln Park Zoo

Things To Do In North Riverside

North Riverside offers a variety of opportunities for recreation. There are numerous museums nearby including DuPage Children's Museum, Park Ridge Historical Museum, and Graue Mill and Museum. The area has many parks such as Lincoln Park, Deep River County Park, Cantigny Park, and Channahon State Park. Riverside Golf Club offers opportunities to play golf. Other attractions nearby include Morton Arboretum, Shedd Aquarium, Cosley Zoo, and the Leaning Tower of Niles.

North Riverside Transportation

Chicago Midway International Airport is the nearest major airport.

North Riverside Higher Education

The colleges closest to North Riverside include Midwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, Triton College, Elmhurst College, and Morton College.

People

Total Population 6,991
Male Share of the Population 47.5%
Female Share of the Population 52.5%
Senior Citizens 15.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,248
Age of the Population 42

Families

% of people married 37.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.9%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $73,605
% Above Poverty Level 88.8%
% Below Poverty Level 11.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 23 minutes
% Working from Home 3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.9%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $874
Median House Value $218,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 40.3%
US/American 0%
English 1.3%
Irish 9.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Riverside Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 1 miles W of Berwyn, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 9 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 60546
Phone Area Codes 708
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.842
Longitude -87.823

North Riverside Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station CHICAGO MIDWAY AP 3 SW
Distance 7.8 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 31 F
Apr Temp 40 to 59 F
Jul Temp 66 to 85 F
Oct Temp 45 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance 10.9 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 12.7 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Berwyn 56,706 $63,151
Broadview 7,957 $63,484
Brookfield 18,964 $84,931

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

North Riverside Public Libraries

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North Riverside P.l.d.
2400 S. DES PLAINES AVENUE
North Riverside, Illinois
(708) 447-0869

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